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Encourage0gramĀ  December 8, 2018

Posted by Pastor Rick John on

Encourage0gram  December 8, 2018
 
Merry Mighty Christmas.
Please remember to join us at our live Nativity tonight!  We will be celebrating with the good news, songs, cookies, hot chocolate, a hay ride and pictures!  Come and bring your family and friends!
 
The final stanza of the hymn Hark the Herald Angels Sings is one that is often deleted in many hymnals.  This is unfortunate because it contains a unique message for every generation.
 
 
Adam’s likeness, Lord, efface,
Stamp Thine image in its place:
Second Adam from above,
Reinstate us in Thy love.
Let us Thee, though lost, regain,
Thee, the Life, the inner man:
Oh, to all Thyself impart,
Formed in each believing heart.


This reminder highlights the accomplishments of the Second Adam, our Lord Jesus!   He alone can efface our sin nature and transform us in His image.  Charles is quick to point out that we must believe to receive!  What a miracle has been given to us in salivation in Jesus Christ.
NIV Acts 4:12 Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved."
I am eager to share with you tomorrow the blessing of Jesus the Firstborn our Creator.  Our sermon text comes from Colossians 1:15-17.  I hope to see you at 9:30 or 10:30 am.
Give the Firstborn the First Place in your life!
Your servant ,
Pastor Rick

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